FDA Aims To Limit Antibiotics In Livestock

Law360, New York (June 29, 2010, 3:06 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has issued draft guidelines on the use of anti-microbial drugs in food-producing animals, urging the adoption of phase-in reduction measures in order to quell the developing resistance of humans to the antibiotics.

The draft guidelines, released Monday, stressed that producers should stick to “judicious uses” of medically important anti-microbial drugs — which ward off a variety of bacteria, viruses, fungi and parasites — in food-producing animals, limiting usage to situations in which the drugs are administered for medical reasons and...
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